My ears ring with noise. My eyes tire of the images on my TV screen. The anger arising from the soil of this nation is an unnerving cacophony of idiocy. To my fellow citizens- just shut up! My father often shared this piece of puny wisdom with me- it is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are dumb than to open it and prove it so.
Nothing irritates me more than jackasses claiming wisdom. The sound of a braying jackass is more irritating than squeaky chalk on a blackboard.
Limbaugh comes to mind as does Beck and a host of lesser-known bray-ers. Were they penned in a coral like jackasses on some ranch in Montana, their twaddle would be just noise in the wind.
Sadly, it is captured, amplified, and delivered to spongeon brains all across America. Delivered as truth. Twaddle as truth and the sad part is that those who listen to it can’t tell the difference. Or don’t want to know the difference. Perhaps they like what they hear. I believe I’m right on that. They do like what they hear.
They like what they hear because they are desperately seeking a scapegoat. Biblical stuff- scapegoats. All of the sins of a nation put upon the unknowing beast led to slaughter. Presto! The cure. Everything is swell once more.
But, what if the goat isn’t a goat at all? What if that goat is a person or a group of people? The word ‘them’ comes to mind. Or ‘those people.’ You know, those people…
Looking for a scapegoat in all the wrong places. In fact, isn’t that precisely the venue of the propagandist? To displace the anger of A to C rather than B?
There is an awful lot of anger in America these days. Unfortunately ‘they’ don’t know whom to blame for it and so they seek the ‘advice’ of somebody who will eagerly tell them ‘the who’ to blame. And it is told to them. And believed. And internalized. And spread like a wildfire. Loudly and incessantly.
My fellow citizens- just shut up because you really are ignorant jackasses braying in the wind.